Mission: Our mission is to educate, support, serve and advocate for children with cancer, their families, survivors of childhood cancer and the professionals who care for them.
Target demographics: Children with cancer and blood disorders, ages birth to 21.
Programs: We offer a monthly support group for families of children with cancer. We host social events every quarter (Spring Party, Summer Picnic, Halloween Party and Holiday Party) where families can relax and have fun together. We provide financial assistance to families in need with basic household expenses (utilities, rent/mortgage, groceries, car repairs, etc.) to protect the health and safety of the child with cancer. We give each child's family a New Diagnosis Bag with informational materials, comfort items, toys, games and toiletries. We sponsor the popular Hero Bead program at American Family Children's Hospital. We distribute over $12,000 in prepaid gas cards per year to help families get their child or teen to needed tests and treatments at our regional treatment center.
Badger Childhood Cancer Network has been a massive help to us during the last 2 years as my 5 yr old son has been undergoing extensive, time-consuming, and pricey chemotherapy treatments for Leukemia. They have helped us emotionally with support groups, and finacially with helping us pay part of our mortgage so we didn't have to default on our loan. It is not easy caring for a child with cancer but BCCN does their part to help us cope more fully. I honestly don't know that we could have made it this far without their assitance. My kids look forward to their free, fun parties and the parties gives the adults a chance to talk openly about our situations, and take our children to a place where bald is beautiful, and they understand the constant hand washing and sanitizing :) I also feel that the people behind BCCN are approcable and very understanding to our situations because they themselves have been through the journey of childhood cancer. They are #1 in my book!